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It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. This has proven to be true in the case of James DeWitt Yancey aka J keep reading »

We recently sat down with legendary producer, drummer and DJ Karriem Riggins to get the low-down on his involvement with Common‘s 11th studio album, Black keep reading »

Robert Glapser took to Twitter back in July 2014 and asked the public what they thought about him doing another trio record. Glasper then followed keep reading »

Sly5thAve and the ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra are back with the release of their inventive rendition of A Tribe Called Quest’s classic “Find A Way” cut from The Love Movement LP entitled keep reading »

Dorothy Ashby is one of those undersold luminaries who has brought such a profound voice to the world of music that though her name may be unknown to some, her sound is unmistakeable both on her own records as well as on recordings for other artists (Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, Bobbi Humphrey, Freddie Hubbard) and within samples of even more (J Dilla, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pete Rock, The GZA, Phife Dawg, Flying Lotus, Madlib, Jurassic 5, Angie Stone and Ghostface Killah).

“This is meant for people that understand the language of music,” Denaun Porter’s mixtape begins, “this is not for the shackled brain. Not to sell or be sold, just enjoyed.” Mr. Porter, as he is known to the music community, became a Grammy-award winning producer working tracks for Eminem, Dr. Dre, Royce Da 5’9″, Pharoahe Monch, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes and more. Now it seems Porter has found a muse in the music of Robert Glasper.

In a new episode of the Madlib Medicine Show featuring an exclusive interview, the famed rapper discussed some new jazz projects he’s working on (under equally new pseudonyms) and even more exciting offhandedly noted that he’s had an unreleased jazz album made by Dilla on repeat for a while now. We can only it is able to be released sometime in the near future!

James Dewitt Yancey has garnered all the posthumous acclaim you’d expect for a hip-hop visionary underappreciated outside of his circles. Whether it be for his impeccable choice of samples through a multitude of different styles, his uncanny knack of blowing your mind with his musicianship or his humility in a sea of egos and gold chains, he is revered as a legend beyond the realms of hip-hop music, and rightfully so.

Dilla Month is heating up with some exciting projects dropping every day. Atlanta’s Darryl Reeves recently released a mixtape featuring his band’s renditions of their favorite Dilla beats and it’s not something to pass up. The Dillaquarium Mixtape boasts live covers of “Fantastic,” Donut Man,” and more in the seven-track voyage through Dilla hits.

Chris Dave’s ‘Drumheadz Mixtape’ is dropping tomorrow and we’ve got an early listen to “Cosmic Slop” off the record. A cover of a rare Dilla beat (only 40 seconds), the track is a favorite of Dave’s as well as Pino Palladino. Check out the track and a quick interview we got with Chris!